Goto Section: 73.712 | 73.731 | Table of Contents
Revised as of December 1, 2020
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 73.713 Program tests.
(a) Upon completion of construction of an international broadcasting
station in accordance with the terms of the construction permit, the
technical provisions of the application therefor, and the rules and
regulations and the applicable engineering standards, and when an
application for station license has been filed showing the station to
be in satisfactory operating condition, the permittee may request
authority to conduct program tests. Such request shall be filed with
the FCC at least 10 days prior to the date on which it is desired to
begin such operation. All data necessary to show compliance with the
terms and conditions of the construction permit must be filed with the
(b) Program tests shall not commence until specific Commission
authority is received. The Commission reserves the right to change the
date of the beginning of such tests or to suspend or revoke the
authority for program tests as and when such action may appear to be in
the public interest, convenience, and necessity.
(c) Unless sooner suspended or revoked, program test authority
continues valid during Commission consideration of the application for
license and during this period further extension of the construction
permit is not required. Program test authority shall be automatically
terminated by final determination upon the application for station
(d) All operation under program test authority shall be in strict
compliance with the rules governing international broadcasting stations
and in strict accordance with representations made in the application
for license pursuant to which the tests were authorized.
(e) The granting of program test authority shall not be construed as
approval by the Commission of the application for station license.
[ 38 FR 18894 , July 16, 1973, as amended at 47 FR 40174 , Sept. 13, 1982]
Goto Section: 73.712 | 73.731
Goto Year: 2020 |
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